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Anthony Elanga reveals the new finishing techniques he has been working on under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United

Dylan Penketh

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Anthony Elanga reveals the new finishing techniques he has been working on under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United

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Anthony Elanga enjoyed a successful breakout season last season, scoring eight goals and providing five assists.

He was in especially fine form under Ralf Rangnick, who vetoed a January loan move for the player after he impressed in training.

As every young attacker does, Elanga has revealed he has been working hard on new finishing techniques in Manchester United training under Erik ten Hag.

“Recently, I’ve been working more on different ways of finishing,” he told club media during a fan Q&A.

“One touch, when it’s bouncing in front of you, how to volley and get the right contact on the ball.

“I’ve been working [on it] a lot so, hopefully, I can use it more this season and score many goals.”


Anthony Elanga has so far only played a bit-part role under Erik ten Hag so far, however will no doubt get more game time during what is set to be a long season across four competitions.

Another fan asked him who plays the best music in the dressing room.

“It’s a good question. I’d put myself up there.

“But I think the DJ in the dressing room is Jadon [Sancho] or Bruno [Fernandes]. They play good music.”

When questioned on what type of music is played, he explained that it’s varied.

“It varies, to be fair. It could be Portuguese, could be American, so, yeah, it varies.”

Footballers are often training or playing, and there is often not a lot of time to relax; but Elanga has explained what he does when he is not training.

“When I’m not training, I will probably play some Uno with family and friends or do some yoga or read. Other than that, just chill really.

Anthony Martial and Anthony Elanga playing in pre-season. (Alamy)
Anthony Martial and Anthony Elanga playing in pre-season. (Alamy)

“Training is that hard that you don’t really have time to do a lot off the pitch. You’re going to have to recover and you’re training again the next day, so that’s what I do.”

Pineapple on pizza is a long, deep-rooted debate across many cultures, with discourse constantly found on the subject.

“Obviously, it’s going to have contrasting opinions, but I think it doesn’t belong on pizza,” Elanga said.

“In my opinion, I think it doesn’t.

When asked what his favourite pizza topping is, he had an interesting answer.

“My Swedish people, they would know this. I’m not sure in England they would know this, but my Swedish people would know about a kebab pizza. Doner kebab pizza or kebab.

“But, if I’m in England, if I had to choose an English one, it would have to be pepperoni.”

Topics: Anthony Elanga, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag

Dylan Penketh
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